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UK DoH builds team ahead of new tissue body:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK's Department of Health has appointed one new member to the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and re-appointed three current members, in what it sees as an important step towards the creation of the Regulatory Authority for Fertility and Tissue (RAFT). Mr Hossam Abdalla, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and director of the assisted conception unit at London's Lister Hospital, will serve for three years. Professor Christopher Barratt will remain for a similar term, while Sara Nathan and Sharmila Nebhrajani will serve for one more year. RAFT is set to replace the HFEA and the Human Tissue Authority by 2008 (see Clinica No 1134, p 5).

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